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5 Products You Should Be Buying at the Dollar Tree Right Now

Motley Fool - Tue May 30, 6:00AM CDT

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Warm summer weather is fast approaching, which means it's time to get your summer gear. You could spend a fortune on your credit cards purchasing items to keep you cool and entertain yourself and your kids all summer long.

Or, you could keep more money in your checking account by checking out these five Dollar Tree items that are well worth buying right now.

1. Flip flops

Flip flops are the classic summer footwear, but they can come at a cost. You could spend upwards of $3 or more buying flip flops at places like Walmart or Old Navy. Or you could check out the cute selection of Dollar Tree flip flops for men, women, and kids.

The Tree's flip flops come in adorable summer patterns and colors so you can find a pair to match every outfit. And they are surprisingly comfortable as well.

2. Summer dinnerware

Entertaining is more fun than ever during the summer since you can sit around on the patio and toss some food on the grill, rather than having to go to the trouble of cleaning your house and cooking a real meal for your guests.

But, even if you're dining al fresco, you'll want to set a beautiful table. And Dollar Tree can help you do just that. There's a huge selection of festive dishes, cups, and serveware available, including surfboard shaped serving trays, stemless wine glasses with summer sayings, and even melamine watermelon bowls.

Many of these outdoor dining items are unbreakable and adorable, so your outdoor table will look better than ever.

3. Sand toys

If you have kids, a trip to your nearest beach is a must-do to create awesome summer memories that will last almost as long as it will take you to clean up all the sand your kids track home.

The good news is Dollar Tree has a huge selection of sand toys so your kids can play for hours (and perhaps even give you time to indulge in that summer beach read). Check out oversized shovels, plastic beach buckets, and beach toy totes to carry all your new goods.

4. Squirt guns

Water wars are a summer classic and Dollar Tree will let you build an entire squirt gun arsenal. You'll have a vast choice of different squirt guns, including double-barreled options, huge H2O blasters, and classic water squirters.

Just be sure you get an extra squirt gun or two for yourself so you can get in on the game. Since the squirt guns cost just $1.25, you'll easily be able to afford to do that.

5. Grilling gear

Grilling tools can be very expensive, and they're also notoriously hard to keep clean and in good condition since you'll be cooking over a hot fire. Plus, sometimes your tools will get forgotten and left out in the elements.

But Dollar Tree offers deluxe barbecue spatulas, basting brushes, and barbecue forks at rock-bottom prices. You can pick up a couple of these to keep for home and for summer tailgating parties too.

Each of these five items will make your summer a lot more fun, without putting a strain on your budget, so check out Dollar Tree today so you can bring them home.

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